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Are you having trouble with red or orange? Those colours can be a pain to work with. Also, keep in mind that for a mini you'd have to simplify the colours down. You really only need a few good colours to make it look good.

 

 

 

 

I haven't even put paint on the mini yet, haha. My current problem is where the colors are going on the mini. I'm considering putting the gradient on her hair so I can keep the clothes relatively simple.

 

These are some that I did yesterday, I'll be trying more today. The two toned leggings are two different examples on the same image. The areas left white I just couldn't figure out haha. The bottom stripe of her shoes are white on all of these.

 

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So it looks like you're matching her to the little fire kitty pokemon (lol sorry I don't know their names,) right? Have you tried mimicking its colouring a little more closely? Like this...

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Pardon the horrifying MS Paint version, but hopefully you get the idea.

I like the two-toned shirt idea you had and then I went with a more subdued yellow and orange with pops of bright red. Just my take on it.

Keep posting the versions you come up with, it's good to get multiple pairs of eyes on such things!

 

 

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Those of you that have participated in these exchanges in the past know that I like to post things in spoilers.  Now that I've started painted it's time for the usual disclaimer.   It may be that

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I haven't even put paint on the mini yet, haha. My current problem is where the colors are going on the mini. I'm considering putting the gradient on her hair so I can keep the clothes relatively simple.

 

These are some that I did yesterday, I'll be trying more today. The two toned leggings are two different examples on the same image. The areas left white I just couldn't figure out haha. The bottom stripe of her shoes are white on all of these.

 

v7MiBPFl.png

 

 

 

So it looks like you're matching her to the little fire kitty pokemon (lol sorry I don't know their names,) right? Have you tried mimicking its colouring a little more closely? Like this...

kbnmjFZ.jpg

Pardon the horrifying MS Paint version, but hopefully you get the idea.

I like the two-toned shirt idea you had and then I went with a more subdued yellow and orange with pops of bright red. Just my take on it.

Keep posting the versions you come up with, it's good to get multiple pairs of eyes on such things!

 

 

Edited because spoiler tags hate me.

 

 

Guiiiindyyyyyyyy! :wub:

 

 

 

I didn't want to match her exactly to the Pokemon, since she'd have others anyways (not for the project, just in her world), but I love what you did! Oh man!

 

Part of my problem was that it kept getting too dark, and the yellows and oranges didn't look right. I want the bright fire colors, but Flareon's coloring is much more subdued. I could always use a more vibrant yellow and orange on the clothing, and use those same shades for coloring details on the pokemon? That's a thing, right?

 

I also like that the top of the shirt matches the fluff on Flareon, and I like the probably unintentional black stripe on the top of the leggings. Maybe add a black clasp to the red bag so it matches her pokeball.

 

 

 

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Guiiiindyyyyyyyy! :wub:

 

 

 

I didn't want to match her exactly to the Pokemon, since she'd have others anyways (not for the project, just in her world), but I love what you did! Oh man!

 

Part of my problem was that it kept getting too dark, and the yellows and oranges didn't look right. I want the bright fire colors, but Flareon's coloring is much more subdued. I could always use a more vibrant yellow and orange on the clothing, and use those same shades for coloring details on the pokemon? That's a thing, right?

 

I also like that the top of the shirt matches the fluff on Flareon, and I like the probably unintentional black stripe on the top of the leggings. Maybe add a black clasp to the red bag so it matches her pokeball.

 

 

 

 

Those other pokemon can just deal with the fact that she doesn't love them as much as she loves the fire kitty. ::P:

 

That is 100% a thing - change the colours around however you see fit! You're the artist, it's your vision. I sincerely doubt that your partner would be like "Well this would have been awesome, except the oranges and yellows were not the exact official shade and tone" ::P:

You're right about the unintentional black stripe on the leggings but I like it too and I like what you're thinking for the bag as well!

 

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After being sick for a week, I have started making progress again. 

This one is going to get close to the wire. (1 month remaining) 

Moving to Shadows on one figure, others are still in general basecoating or eyes. 

 

The elaborate basing is doing well, although if the goodwill box shows up quickly, It may get an extra feature or 2.  

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Are you having trouble with red or orange? Those colours can be a pain to work with. Also, keep in mind that for a mini you'd have to simplify the colours down. You really only need a few good colours to make it look good.

 

 

 

 

I haven't even put paint on the mini yet, haha. My current problem is where the colors are going on the mini. I'm considering putting the gradient on her hair so I can keep the clothes relatively simple.

 

These are some that I did yesterday, I'll be trying more today. The two toned leggings are two different examples on the same image. The areas left white I just couldn't figure out haha. The bottom stripe of her shoes are white on all of these.

 

v7MiBPFl.png

 

 

My favorite is the bottom left. Just throwing my opinion in!

 

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I have successfully completed EYES!!! well, they're done, they're not great but they are some of my best (human) eyes yet. Here's hoping I don't accidentally mess them up in the highlighting the face stage <fingers crossed>

 

You should be fine. I just drew the "mess up part of the face" card out of the pile. My poor girl looks like the joker right now  :lol:  ::(: It was supposed to be lip gloss!

 

 

 

My favorite is the bottom left. Just throwing my opinion in!

 

 

Thanks! I'm hoping to do a decent combo of Guindy's and that one.

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I was feeling pretty good about it - have picked out, cleaned and prepped minis, started on the main base layout last night, and figured out a basic color scheme. Lots of others in the same place, I'm doing great!

 

Then I received my mini today. ::D: It is VERY COOL, and I think it will be a great one to use as a bad guy in some of my upcoming games - thank you sender (whom I only know by real name, not forum name)!

 

Yay!

 

But now I feel even more like I'm behind.  :wacko:

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I've got a packed weekend ahead of me: Today will be a sewing day, tomorrow is go outside and play day, and all day Sunday will be a paint day ::D:

 

I should be able to get a lot of progress done! Excitement!

 

Another design idea:

 

 

Pretend the hair is actually a gradient.

I haven't decided if I want the skirt to be solid yellow or orange with yellow in the pleats.

I still need to decide what the bracers are made out of and their color.

I'm leaning towards #3 for the legging colors, even though I really wanted 1, haha. 

 

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I've got a packed weekend ahead of me: Today will be a sewing day, tomorrow is go outside and play day, and all day Sunday will be a paint day ::D:

 

I should be able to get a lot of progress done! Excitement!

 

Another design idea:

 

 

Pretend the hair is actually a gradient.

I haven't decided if I want the skirt to be solid yellow or orange with yellow in the pleats.

I still need to decide what the bracers are made out of and their color.

I'm leaning towards #3 for the legging colors, even though I really wanted 1, haha. 

 

FMKNbCe.png?1

 

 

That one looks good. I think it's my favorite. ^_^

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    • By SGHawkins09
      Welcome to the 2020 Summer Miniature Exchange! 
       
      This is the thread where I'll post announcements, and you can post questions, let people know that packages have be mailed or received, or just talk, get suggestions, and show off the awesome mini that your partner sent you.
       
      If you've never done an exchange before, how it works is like this: Everyone who is interested PMs me with the questionnaire below filled out (please don't just send an old one, as the questions may have changed). I then match you with a person whom you will paint a mini for, and a second person whom you will receive a painted mini from (sometimes it's the same person). You have until the deadline to send your mini out (please try really hard to do this, though we understand if sometime life gets in the way). That's pretty much it, feel free to PM me with questions.
       
      This exchange is based on trust and is open to painters of all skill levels. Please be respectful of the fact that someone else is investing their time, money, and energy into painting a mini for you.  I am simply the organizer, but I will do everything I can to make sure that everyone who paints a miniature receives one.
       
      The Rules (tl;dr version)
      Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM by end of day, June 12th. Painters must acknowledge their assignment message and/or post or message me that they have selected their miniature by June 30th. Painters must post a WIP of their mini by August 1st. Paint your partner a mini and mail it to them by September 30th.  
      Full Rules
      Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM.  Please fill out the current version of the questionnaire. Please don't just send an old one, as questions may have changed. Please don't contact your partner unless they have listed themselves as okay with contact. I've included it on the questionnaire, so you'll know who wants to keep it secret and who doesn't. You will need to acknowledge your assignment message and/or post or message me that you have selected a miniature by June 30th. Basically, if I do not hear anything from you once the assignments go out, you will be dropped, and your recipient will be reassigned. I really do not want to do this but there have been too many instances in the past of radio silence once assignments go out. In order to encourage people to start painting early, you will need to post a Work In Progress (WIP) image of your mini under a spoiler tag to this thread by August 1st. The mini should be at least base-coated by this time.  If you don't post a WIP by this point, I may have to drop you from the exchange.  Please don't make me do this. Try really hard to get your miniature out by the deadline.  Let an organizer know if you are going to be late. Please post in this thread once you have received your miniature from your partner. We all love seeing what everyone did and it serves as an acknowledgement that you received it. If you are mailing internationally and plan to send more than just miniatures/paint, you must contact your recipient to get any "bonus items" approved.  We don't want any trouble with customs.  As an example, plant matter or powders can cause a lot of trouble. Also, only the purchase price of the figure should be listed under "value" on the customs form.  No extra value should be added for your paint job, etc.  the purpose of the package should be "gift". Reaper minis are the focus. If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. If you wish to include other gifts for your recipient, you may do so, but please keep them small. There is no hard and fast rule but keeping the value less than the price of a single miniature is a good rule of thumb. The focus of the exchange should be a Reaper product. The organizer (SGHawkins09) can help facilitate any anonymous conversations you want to have with your partner. Have fun!  
      Deadline
      The deadline to mail out miniatures for this exchange will be a little over 3 months from when assignments are sent out, on September 30th.
       
      Assignments Deadline
      I will try to send out the assignments by June 15th.  Please let me know if you're interested by end of day, June 12th.  I can't make any guarantees if you're late, but I will try to make arrangements.
       
      Exchange Assistant
      I am running this by myself so please can contact me if you have any questions or issues.

      2020 Summer Exchange Questionnaire
       
      -Mailing Information-
      Name:
      Address:

      -Miniature Information: Outbound-
      What can you paint?
      What do you like painting the most?

      -Miniature Information: Inbound-
      What do you want to receive?
      What DON'T you want to receive?
      What material do you want to receive?
      Do you have a particular color scheme in mind?
      What style of basing would you prefer?
      Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above.

      -Personal Information-
      Will you ship internationally?
      Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners?
      Would you like to know who is painting for you before they start painting?
      Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them before you start painting?
      Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for?  (please include why)

      -Special Requests-
      For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
         
      2020 Summer Exchange Questionnaire Example:
       
      -Mailing Information-
      Name:       Forum_person
      Address:   1234 my street .
                        My town, My province or state
                        (Postal code) or (ZIP code)
                        My Country
       
      Notes: Remember to include your zip code and country.  Please format this correctly for your county in case you have an international partner.
       
      -Miniature Information: Outbound-
      What can you paint?  Fantasy PCs or monsters
      Examples: fantasy, sci-fi, monsters, PCs, women, undead, demons, etc
      What do you like painting the most? bugbears and orcs
      Notes: if possible, the organizers will try to match you up with someone who wants this thing, but if we can't we'll fall back to what you "can" paint

      -Miniature Information: Inbound-
      What do you want to receive?  Fantasy enemies for my players to fight!  Monsters or human(ish) are both fine.
      Examples: mouslings, necromancers, warriors, dual-wielders, etc
      What DON'T you want to receive?  No nudity please.  Also, I have plenty of goblins so I don't need more.
      Examples: gross, nudity, undead, kobolds, animals, etc
      What material do you want to receive?  I'm fine with any material
      Notes: Reaper miniatures come in Bones, resin and metal
      Do you have a particular color scheme in mind?  No preference.
      Notes: If you're asking for a miniature to be used in army, you can ask your partner to match the colors.
      What style of basing would you prefer? Plain or basic - I will use these miniatures in my PFRPG games.
      Examples: round or square preference? Unbased, plain base (simple black base), basic base (standard sized base with some scenic elements), or scenic base (fancy base not really suitable for gaming)
      Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above.
      I'm starting the PFRPG Adventure Path "Jade Regent" soon.  Try painting non-human skin tones.  My favorite color is blue. "Spring has sprung!"
      Notes: Consider this a non-binding word of inspiration for your partner.  If they're stuck and can't figure out what to paint, maybe this will help them.  No need to repeat your preferences above.  You partner may ignore this question if they already have an idea from the your previously answered questions.
      Examples: Are there any books or movies you've enjoyed recently?  Is there a challenge or technique you'd like your partner to try?  How about some song lyrics or a quote from a book?

      -Personal Information-
      Will you ship internationally? Yes
      Notes: Be aware that postage costs will be higher than domestic postage.  If you mail internationally, you will need permission from your partner to include other gift items so that we don't run afoul of customs.  Most participants in these exchanges are located in the USA.
      Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Yes, I love painting!
      Notes: If yes, specify if there is a limit (though it is unlikely we'll ask you to do more than 2)
      Would you like to know who is painting for you? No
      Examples: Yes, No, No Preference
      Notes: If you say yes, your preference will be communicated to your partner.  It will be up to them to contact you.
      Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them? No
      Examples: Yes, No, No Preference
      Notes: You can contact them directly to work out details or ask for advice.  We will attempt to match people with similar preferences, but can't guarantee this is the case.
      Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for?  (please include why)    I painted for johndoe123 in the last miniature exchange.
      Notes:  If you like to paint for a variety of different people, you can list those you've painted for in the past.  We will do our best to pair you with someone new.  Another situation is that you know certain people in real life, and would prefer to paint for someone you don't know.
       
      -Special Requests-
      For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
       
    • By SGHawkins09
      What is Secret Sophie, you ask? 
       
      Well, it's a lot like Secret Santa, with a more attractive (albeit more dangerous) delivery person!  (For those not in the know, Sophie the Succubus is Reaper's mascot.)  This is the time of year for Reaper forumites to give a little holiday cheer to each other. 
       
      Unlike most of the exchanges we do on the forums, this will have two categories
      - miniature and gift exchange and gift-only exchange. 
       
      Signups will run from October 23rd to November 3rd, with the assignments going out by November 10th.

      If you've never done an exchange before, how it works is like this:
      ·         Everyone who is interested PMs me (SGHawkins09) with the questionnaire below filled out by the deadline. 
      ·         The organizers (SGHawkins09 and robinh) then matches you with a person to whom you will send your gift/mini, and another person from whom you will receive a gift/mini from in return (sometimes it's the same person).
      ·         Halfway through the exchange, you'll need to send the organizers a WIP. 
      ·         You have until the deadline to send your gift/mini out.
       
      That's pretty much it, feel free to ask questions in this thread, or PM them to me.
       
      This exchange is based on trust.  Please be respectful of the fact that someone else is investing their time, money and energy into painting a mini for you.  I am simply the organizer, but I will do everything I can to make sure that everyone who paints a miniature receives one.

      The Rules (tl;dr version)
      Gifts should be primarily new, Reaper-branded presents. Exchanging painted miniatures is optional. Fill out the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM. Painters must send the organizers a WIP of their mini by December 29th. The deadline for non-painters to mail their items is December 21st.  The deadline for painters is January 31st. Full Rules
      Decide whether you are doing gift and miniature exchange or gift-only exchange. "Gifts" are Reaper paints, unpainted miniatures, or other Reaper painting supplies.  Recommended dollar value of gifts is $25 or less. The miniature exchange is where you paint a Reaper miniature for someone and mail it to them.  If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. Reaper minis are the focus. If you want to paint more than one miniature, you may do so. If you wish to include other gifts for your recipient, you may do so, but please keep them small.  The focus of the exchange should be a Reaper product. Fill out the appropriate sections of the questionnaire below and send it to me via PM.  Please fill out the current version of the questionnaire, Please don't just send an old one, as questions may have changed. Please don't contact your partner unless they have listed themselves as okay with contact. I've included it on the questionnaire, so you'll know who wants to keep it secret and who doesn't. In order to encourage people to start painting early, you will need to post a Work In Progress (WIP) image of your mini to either this thread, or as a reply to your organizer, by December 29th.  The mini should be at least base-coated by this time.  If you don't post a WIP by this point, I may have to demote you to gift-only or drop you from the exchange.  Please don't make me do this. Try really hard to get your miniature out by the deadline.  Let an organizer know if you are going to be late. In the past some people have wanted to send food - please verify allergens, etc. with your partner before proceeding. If you are mailing internationally and plan to send more than just miniatures/paint, you must contact your recipient to get any "bonus items" approved.  We don't want any trouble with customs.  As an example, plant matter or powders can cause a lot of trouble. If you want to participate but acquiring Reaper minis is a problem, please contact me first. The organizers (SGHawkins09 and robinh) can help facilitate any anonymous conversations you want to have with your partner. Have fun! Deadline
      The deadline for mailing gifts is December 21st.
      The deadline for mailing exchange miniatures is January 31st, but it's even better if you can get them out by Christmas.
       
      Assignments Deadline
      The organizers will send the assignments out in about two and a half weeks (November 10th).  Please let me know if you're interested by end of day, November 3rd.  I can't make any guarantees if you're late, but I will try to make arrangements.
       
      Exchange Assistant
      robinh will be helping me run this exchange. He will coordinate and communicate with some of the participants and you can contact either of us with questions and/or issues.
       
       

      Secret Sophie Exchange Questionnaire
       
      -Contact Information-
      Name:
      E-mail or Phone #:
      Address:
       
       
      -General Information-
      Are you signing up for the gift exchange only, or for gift + miniature exchange?
       
      -Gift Information: Inbound-
      What are you interested in receiving?

      -Miniature Information: Outbound-
      What can you paint?
      What do you like painting the most?

      -Miniature Information: Inbound-
      What do you want to receive?
      What DON'T you want to receive?
      What material do you want to receive?
      Do you have a particular color scheme in mind?
      What style of basing would you prefer?
      Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above.

      -Personal Information-
      Will you ship internationally?
      Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners?
      Would you like to know who is painting for you before they start painting?
      Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them before you start painting?
      Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for?  (please include why)

      -Special Requests-
      For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
       
       

      Secret Sophie Exchange Questionnaire - Examples and Notes
       
      -Contact Information-
      Name:         robinh Forumguy
      E-mail or Phone #: robinh at emailservice dot com / 1 (234) 567-8901
      Notes: This is backup contact information in case we can't contact you via forum PM.  The organizers will not share this with anyone, and we'll only use it as a last resort.
      Address:    1234 some street
                        anywhere, MA 12345
                        USA
      Notes: Remember to include your zip code and country. 
      Please format this correctly for your country in case you have an international partner.
       
      -Gift Information: Inbound-
      What are you interested in receiving? Metal or Bones fantasy monsters 
      Examples: metal/resin/bones, scenic elements, Dark Heaven Legends/Chronoscope/Warlord/Pathfinder/Savage Worlds, paints

      -Miniature Information: Outbound-
      What can you paint?  Fantasy PCs or monsters
      Examples: fantasy, sci-fi, monsters, PCs, women, undead, demons, etc
      What do you like painting the most? bugbears and orcs
      Notes: if possible, the organizers will try to match you up with someone who wants this thing, but if we can't we'll fall back to what you "can" paint

      -Miniature Information: Inbound-
      What do you want to receive?  Fantasy enemies for my players to fight!  Monsters or human(ish) are both fine.
      Examples: mouslings, necromancers, warriors, dual-wielders, etc
      What DON'T you want to receive?  No nudity please.  Also, I have plenty of goblins so I don't need more.
      Examples: gross, nudity, undead, kobolds, animals, etc
      What material do you want to receive?  I'm fine with any material
      Notes: Reaper miniatures come in Bones, resin and metal
      Do you have a particular color scheme in mind?  No preference.
      Notes: If you're asking for a miniature to be used in army, you can ask your partner to match the colors.
      What style of basing would you prefer? Plain or basic - I will use these miniatures in my PFRPG games.
      Examples: round or square preference? Unbased, plain base (simple black base), basic base (standard sized base with some scenic elements), or scenic base (fancy base not really suitable for gaming)
      Please give your partner some inspiration, especially if you have very few preferences above.
      I'm starting the PFRPG Adventure Path "Jade Regent" soon.  Try painting non-human skin tones.  My favorite color is blue.  "Spring has sprung!"
      Notes: Consider this a non-binding word of inspiration for your partner.  If they're stuck and can't figure out what to paint, maybe this will help them.  No need to repeat your preferences above.  You partner may ignore this question if they already have an idea from the your previously answered questions.
      Examples: Are there any books or movies you've enjoyed recently?  Is there a challenge or technique you'd like your partner to try?  How about some song lyrics or a quote from a book?

      -Personal Information-
      Will you ship internationally? Yes
      Notes: Be aware that postage costs will be higher than domestic postage.  If you mail internationally, you will need permission from your partner to include other gift items so that we don't run afoul of customs.  Most participants in these exchanges are located in the USA.
      Would you be willing to have multiple exchange partners? Yes, I love painting!
      Notes: If yes, specify if there is a limit (though it is unlikely we'll ask you to do more than 2)
      Would you like to know who is painting for you? No
      Examples: Yes, No, No Preference
      Notes: If you say yes, your preference will be communicated to your partner.  It will be up to them to contact you.
      Would you like your partner to know who is painting for them? No
      Examples: Yes, No, No Preference
      Notes: You can contact them directly to work out details or ask for advice.  We will attempt to match people with similar preferences, but can't guarantee this is the case.
      Is there anybody you would prefer not to paint for?  (please include why)    I painted for johndoe123 in the last miniature exchange.
      Notes:  If you like to paint for a variety of different people, you can list those you've painted for in the past.  We will do our best to pair you with someone new.  Another situation is that you know certain people in real life, and would prefer to paint for someone you don't know.
       
      -Special Requests-
      For the organizer, your painter, or your recipient:
       
       
    • By Generic Fighter
      So, I'm working on a miniature for my Box of Many Things exchange partner, more commonly known as a "Thinger" among those long time participants. This happens on the Twitters and you can search for it by sticking one those hashtag/pound sign/number sign thingies in front of BoxofManyThings in the search thingy there. Basically, it is like a Secret Santa type thing for geeks and nerds that happens every couple months. Sign ups for the next one should start near the end of October, if you are interested.
       
      Anywho, my "Thinger" is interested in, among other things, Medusas. So, since I'm kind of not up to much due to a severe lack of AC at my place, I've decided to try to distract myself from the fact I am alternating between melting and immolating at this time by making a custom mini and painting it. Also, attempt to chronicle it too.
       

       

       

       

       
      GF
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